El Paso’s Weekly Concert Update – Beck, Future Islands + More
Weekly Concert Update 4/18-4/25
Every week, this post will be your once stop shop for music happenings in the Sun City. From up and coming indie bands to Latin American superstars, we will detail who they are and when and where they’re showing up in El Paso.
This week, an indie rock idol, a Romanian superstar, a rising synthpop group all dance through the Sun City.
Figure – Tricky Falls – Downtown is about to get a dose of heavy, heavy bass as Figure makes his way to Tricky Falls this weekend. Borrowing from dubstep, electro house, and even a splash of grime, Figure is best known for his Monster series, of which Volume 4 was just released and can be heard over on Soundcloud.
Chrome Sparks, Shy Girls – Lowbrow Palace – Chrome Sparks is Jeremy Malvin, a multi-percussionist and electronic musician out of Brooklyn via Michigan. His latest, Sparks, is an interesting collection of clips and beats that flow calmly and easily though space and sounds.
Inna – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center – The Romanian pop star has been blazing through Europe for some time now, becoming the first non-American female to reach 1 billion views on youtube. Her latest album, Party Never Ends, has not been releases in the US, but peaked in Mexico and Japan.
Kataklysm, Fleshpile, Devour the Unborn, March of Doom – Tricky Falls – French Canadian Death Metal comes to El Paso in Kataklysm, who are veterans of the death metal scene. Their latest album, Waiting for the End to Come, displays the group’s frenetic brand of metal that’s sure to make Easter Sunday quite the ride.
Future Islands – Lowbrow Palace – If you’ve heard of Baltimore’s Future Islands recently, its probably due to lead singer Sam Herrings on stage antics on Letterman last month. But the excitement around the band is palpable, and their new album Singles is among the best releases of the year so far, headed by the anthemic “Seasons (Waiting On You).”
Mogwai – Tricky Falls – Arguably the best post-rock instrumental group, outside of Texas’ own Explosions in the Sky, Glasgow natives Mogwai is among the most respected alternative rock groups out today. Their gargantuan sound has been going strong for more than 20 years, and their latest release Rave Tapes, is just as great as any other release from the group and was met will universal acclaim.
Shurman – The State Line – Country Rock is alive and well in the Sun City, and The State Line’s popular concert series as back, this week with Shurman out of Austin. The band has toured Europe and just finished playing SXSW.
Sweet Ghosts – Lowbrow Palace – Hailing from Tucson, this Americana group’s melodic pop is something of note, check out “Detroit” and get to know their latest EP, Certain Truths.
Beck – Abraham Chavez Theater – The most popular weirdo comes to town on the heels of his brand new album Morning Phase. Be sure to check out the prolific Beck, whose lauded career has produced classic albums from Odelay to Sea Change, who were both included on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
The Atom Age, Grand Tarantula – Black Market – These NorCal punks are trekking the nation in support of their FREE EP on Asian Man Records, which you can check out by clicking their name and heading over to their website.